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lawmakers to top immigration reform. senators john mccain and graham are part of a bipartisan senate group working to overhaul the immigration system. the white house will not say why the president is not meeting with the republicans in a group including rubio of florida. john mccain says he think lawmakers can come to an agreement by the end of next month. >> a new snowstorm is crossing the midsection creating havoc for residents still digging out from last week's dig blizzard. the new storm brought heavy snow to kansas and missouri early this morning after lashing the texas panhandle with hung-force winds. it is a traffic nightmare with so many drives stranded that the national guard had to be called in, in albuquerque, new mexico, interstate 40 was shut down forcing truck drivers to wait out the conditions. >> it costs money to sit still and to run it etchty -- empty so hopefully they get it cleared >> there is now one death reported associated with the storm. the winds were so strong in north texas it peeled bricks from the side of a building. today there is more worry that several thu
immigration reform. senators john mccain and senator graham are part of a bipartisan senate group working to overhaul the immigration system. john mccain things lawmakers can come to an agreement by the end of next month. the senate is scheduled to vote today on whether to confirm chuck hagel as head of the defense department. the former republican senator is on track to win confirmation after a long political fight. g.o.p. lawmakerers signaled they would not hold up a vote if he is confirmed he would succeed panetta and take office just before budget cuts hit the pentagon. a new snowstorm is crossing the midsection creating havoc for resolution dens still digging out from last week's blizzard bringing heavy snow to kansas and missouri this morning. you can see in the live pictures how much snow is on the ground. they will have a tough job ahead of them. also, we have hurricane-force winds and these are conditions in kansas, and this is wichita. not many cars. a traffic nightmare on the roads, and so many drivers are strapped the national guard was called in. in albuquerque interstate 40
is not supportive of israel and is unreasonably sympathetic to iran. senator john mccain says he does not believe hagel is qualified but his nomination should not be held up any further. president obama has been angered by republicans delaying him from completing his national security team. >> a man goes for a hike in the northern california foothills and ends up with unwanted company. the frightening encounter that had him calling 9-1-1. >> parents, do your kids spend hours watching tv? it is not the time if >> pressure is mounting on president obama to make protecting the environment a top priority. hundreds rallied to gather against the keystone pipeline calling for moving oil from canada to the gulf of mexico through several states. >> a larger demonstration took place in washington, dc, with a group voicing opposition to the keystone pipeline, as well calling for the president and congress to take more action on climate change. >> northern california hiker is safe after a face-to-face stand off with a mountain lion north of sacramento that lasted for an hour as the sun went down. david n ash
john mccain, lindsay graham, and marco rubio last night after rubio called the white house immigration plan "half baked and seriously flawed." rubio took the president's call while in jerusalem and the florida republican seas he told the president he feels gadabout the ongoing negotiations in the senate and dan ashley is the only pay area journalist to interview president obama today at the white house and reports leave from washington, dc, airing tonight on abc7 news. >> the bail hearing for blade rounder, objection objection, has been post phoned until tomorrow when we can lend if he stays behind bars while awaiting trial on a charge of premeditated murder. police say oscar pistorius should not get bail. the defense maintains the shooting was an accident and oscar pistorius thought his girlfriend was an intruder. oscar pistorius said he was outside on the ball contain -- balcony and heard noises and thought there was a burglar and fired. the position says he killed reeva steenkamp from inside the bathroom. witnesses heard talking and nonstop fighting for appear hour before the shooti
of all, you see senators lindsey graham and john mccain. two of the biggest headaches for this president, especially going into the second term, but sitting between them tonight, you will see senator chuck schumer, the number three democrat in the house. he wants to craft an immigration compromise with republicans. they're his two closest allies on that. so, they will be down there together. and also, i see, out of camera view off to the side, we have, for the first time in american history, two african-american senators. both recently appointed to fill vacancies. tim scott of south carolina, senator will cowan of massachusetts. and they are democrat and republican and they are sitting together also on the side. but for the most part, they are back to their battle stations here. >> another simple of bipartisan unity, about 40 members of congress will be wearing orange pins, that stands for the no labels movement. democrats and republicans who are committed, they say, to reaching across party lines in order to get something done. about 40 or them wearing those pips tonight. >> just a litt
. not all of them. you have people like john mccain -- describe the fall but a lot of republicans, privately and publicly, saying that there is room to cut the -- >> as long as you don't -- as long as you hold harmless with everything that deals with troop readiness, that deals with troops on the front lines and military families but there's plenty of room in the procurement budgets, there's plenty of room for reforms and for -- >> i want to come to that in a second, but the problem will be, i think for the white house, broadly and for the country is the point that congressman ellison makes, you hit the sequester right now, that is goign to have a real economic impact right away. >> absolutely, absolutely, and i think you'll hear the president most likely talk about that on tuesday night, tuesday night. we can't have any more self-inflicted wounds on the economy. the economy is poised to take off. if we do the right things. having massive across-the-board cuts to some critical programs i mean you're talking about education, health care, that things that actually we need, cops, to make this -
senator, ted cruz. barely in office a month and listen to this exchange he had with john mccain. >> it is at a minimum relevant to know if that $200,000 that he deposited in his bank account came directly from saudi arabia, came directly from north korea. >> senator hagel is an honorable man. he has served his country, and no one on this committee at any time should impugn his character or his integrity. >> now, cruz went on to say, i don't have any evidence that moneys come from north korea but i mean this is a fellow member of the texas delegation. >> sure, and i met ted, and he's always been nice to me, but that was, quite frankly, shameful to suggest that somebody that was a decorated veteran in vietnam, who was wounded and hurt for his country was not loyal to his country i think really is quite harsh and had no place there. >> you know what, he's not running for senator congeniality and he doesn't much care. there was no predicate for suggesting that that money came from north korea or any other very horrible country, and as the former solicitor general of texas, he ought
confirmation hearing. the sharpest exchange against senator john mccain who criticized hagel's opposition to the troop surge in iraq. and hagel apologized for using the term the jewish lobby in the past. >> i have already said i regret referencing the jewish lobby. i should have said pro israel. i think it is the only time on the record that i have ever said that. >> eight republicans plan to vote against him. he has backing among many democrats. >>> blinding snow blamed for a deadly pileup on a michigan highway. the mile long stretch of crashes involving 30 trucks and cars. three people were killed including two children believed to be siblings. and at least a dozen others were hospitalized. witnesses say they were driving on i-75 when conditions went from clear to whiteout in just a matter of seconds. >>> a similar scene along a snowy highway west of minneapolis. three dozen big rigs, trucks, cars smashed into one another shutting down interstate 70. at least ten were hospitalized. the extreme conditions are putting parts of the country in a deep freeze. accuweather's jim dickey has the
, president obama called the three key gop players on the issue in the senate. john mccain, lindsay graham and marco rubio. details of a backup immigration plan were leaked over the weekend. >>> and general john allen who had been nominated to be nato supreme allied commander but also got caught up in the petraeus scandal has announced his retirement. allen says his main concern is for the health of his wife kathy. he says his wife has stood by him for more than 35 years. the president praised allen while accepting his resignation. >> according to a report in "the washington post," the wife has several chronic health issues, including auto immune disorder. he said in an interview, "for a long time i told her when you can't bear this anymore, just tell me and i'll drop my resignation letter." he said he no longer wants to place the pressure of that decision on her. he's only doing it for his wife. look, everyone looks at things and says was this related to the petraeus e-mail scandal. he was e-mailing that woman in florida. he says it has no relation to that. >> and he was cleared from that
an important vote of confidence when john mccain said he was leaning towards confirmation. >>> that carnival cruise ship that's stranded in the gulf of mexico is being pulled to mobile, alabama instead of mexico. it's been dead in the water since sunday when a fire knocked out its engines. it's scheduled to arrive in the u.s. on thursday. there are more than 4,200 people on that ship. passengers and loved ones say it's not a good scene on board. >> there's no lights. no water. we can't flush. some people were able to shower. no one was injured. most of us are camping out on the top deck. >> they're all crying and hysterical. they want to go home. >> abc news learned this is the third trip in which the "triumph" has suffered propulsion problems. the ship's next two voyages have been canceled and passengers will receive a full refund. >> interesting note here. apparently it's been towed to alabama to save the company millions and millions of dollars. and at this point, it's like they just don't care about the poor vacationers. they are offering them all reimbursement, though, and money if you
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